A couple from Nottinghamshire have completed the project of a lifetime in Harris.

80-year-old Peter and 79-year-old Pat Dixon have spent the last 40 years visiting the 708 villages listed in the Reader’s Digest Book of British Villages.

Peter told welovestornoway.com: “We bought the book from a book club and went to visit a village that was quite near to where we lived.

“We first visited Hartington in Derbyshire and then picked up different villages as we went along.

“We have had our caravan for 44 years and would go away for a week and visit 10 or so in an area.”

The couple visited all the Scottish villages in their caravan, with the exception of three: Corrie on the Isle of Arran, Bowmore on the Isle of Islay and Tarbert.  Peter explained the Harris village was left until last as it is “miles away from anywhere!”

Friday 12 July saw Peter and Pat tick Corrie off their list before culminating the adventure of a lifetime in Tarbert.  

"People used to ask us why we went to these places, but it's amazing what you can find," concluded Peter.  "Now, my wife is wondering what we're going to do next!"